Friday, May 17, 2013

Finish Friday

I started the morning off with a brand new finish.  My little quilt that I made for my embroidery is done.  It was actually a rather quick finish once I actually started. 

The embroidery and quilt pattern is from Aneely's book Sweet Stitches.

The back is a gray chevron and the binding cute red candy cane stripes.
After finishing this one I thought I was done with all my WIPs (minus one) so I didn't really want to start anything new and big.  I want to concentrate on smaller faster finishes like pillows, pot holders, runners, bags, and cloths for the girls but then I got this out.

Princess fabric I bought 2 years ago and promised to make some sort of blanket with. Honestly if I wait any longer the girls will outgrow the princess theme so I went searching on all the blogs I follow for a tutorial I wanted to use.  I wanted the princess fabric to shine and not cut into tiny pieces so I decided to go with a the Giant Star Quilt from Jeni over at In Color Order.  The top fabric was going to be the background fabric but after I cut into it it was 1/2 yard short of what I needed.  Don't you just hate it when that happens, not only did I have to go get something but I had fallen in love with it because it was light enough to let the star shine and it had a touch of that darker pink to make it apart of the whole thing.  Long story short I had to go pick put another one but it does not compare. 

Last thing I got to do today was sew up the third block for the Summer Sampler. 


It was so nice out I had to play around with some outdoor location.  I think I'm getting the hang of this paper piecing thing, make no mistake there was still a lot of stitch picking going on but I'm proud of the way it turned out.  Posting it on flickr and I'm also linking up at my ususals TGIFF and Crazy Mom Quilts. 
Hope yall have a nice weekend and go check out everyone at the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I won't be entering anything just yet maybe next time when I'm a little bit more experience and everything over there is fabulous.




  1. Cute quilt!
    Don't shy away from the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I believe there are random prizes just for entering! I think your quilt would be perfect for the doll quilt category.

  2. I agree with Nicole.....just go for it!

    Happy Sewing

  3. I really love the embroidery patterns in Aneela's book as well, and your little quilt is perfect for the swinging girl pattern. I also just finished a Giant Star Quilt (based on Jeni's pattern as well.) I love how the pattern allows the big prints to shine. Love your pink princess fabrics as well. My daughter just got a glimpse of your cupcake paper-pieced block and said "ooohh, can I have a cupcake quilt too!" I have yet to do any paper-pieceing so she may be waiting a bit for that! :) Lovely projects. (Stopping by through TGIFF and Crazy Mom Quilts) I'll be following from now on.